Cross Technology Inc. says it has begun operating at its new location in East Bend, N.C., a plant more than four times the size of its original site.
The website of the machining firm and injection molder said April 27 that the new, 140,000-square-foot location was "up and running," but that announcement soon disappeared. Owner James Inman did not return phone calls seeking more information.
The East Bend site is about 20 miles from its plant in Winston-Salem, which was still the only location listed on the company's website April 28.
The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority approved a $400,000 grant to help renovate the East Bend site and said the company expects to create 82 jobs and invest $3.44 million in the project.
The company has been advertising job openings in East Bend for several weeks. The ads note that Cross Technology has Nissei and Cincinnati Milacron presses with clamping forces of 33 tons to 500 tons.
Cross Technology performs precision machining, wire harness assembly, engineering and design, custom machine assembly, injection molding and product assembly, and offers precision components and Nu-Tech heat-shrink products.
The company, founded more than 20 years ago, also has an onsite machine shop for custom mold tooling and repair, and builds control boxes and printed circuit boards.
The Triad Business Journal reported April 21 that Cross Technology is a government contractor, mainly in defense, and currently employs about 80.